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Joyce, James
James Joyce / Dubliners / 1914 First Edition / Grant Richards London / Very Rare
Edinburgh: Description: James Joyce / Dubliners / 1914 First Edition / Grant Richards London / Very Rare Details: Up for sale, 1 x James Joyce Dubliners 1914 First Edition - Grant Richards, one of only 246 copies believed to have survived. First edition copies of Dubliners by James Joyce can officially be classified as "antiques" - or antiquarian as they're described by rare book dealers. In July 2014 one sold at a Sotheby's Literature auction in London making £37,500 ($46,500 / €41,500). Dubliners is widely considered to be one of the best collections of short stories ever written. Joyce had originally hoped to publish the book in 1906, after it was accepted for publication by the London publishers, Grant Richards. But, according to Sotheby's, "after skirmishes with printers over objectionable passages, the publisher abandoned the book". Four years later, the Dublin publishing house Maunsel & Company agreed to publish the book and 1,000 copies were printed in 1910. But, there was another row, over allegedly objectionable passages in at least one of the stories which Joyce refused to remove, and the copies were burnt. Another four years passed and in 1914, back in London, Grant Richards finally published the book. It is believed that 1,250 sets of sheets were printed, of which 746 were bound up in London and the remainder shipped to the US for an American edition. The "true" first edition of Dubliners is one of the 746 copies published in London in June 1914 by Grant Richards and is on sale here. Some 500 copies were reputedly lost in a shipwreck so only 246 copies are beli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: canabro [Dublin, Ireland]
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